Hip Exercises for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
4 Moves for Pain-Free Knees
Kneed to Know
Exercise scientists have discovered a link between weak hips and that all-too-common knee agony known as patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), which aggravates the front of the knee. (Search: What injuries are specific to runners?) Weak hip muscles cause a runner's form to slightly disintegrate—the hips can't adequately control the motion of the legs. This places unhealthy stress on the knee. These four exercises, done three times a week, help prevent and treat PFPS.